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Climate oscillation during the Quaternary associated with landscape heterogeneity promoted allopatric lineage divergence of a temperate tree Kalopanax septemlobus (Araliaceae) in East Asia
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Evidence is provided that differential impacts of Quaternary climate oscillation associated with landscape heterogeneity have shaped the genetic structure of a wide‐ranging temperate tree in East Asia.
Chloroplast evidence for geographic stasis of the Australian bird‐dispersed shrub Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae)
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This study investigates the chloroplast DNA phylogeography of Tasmannia lanceolata, a fleshy‐fruited, bird‐dispersed shrub that is widespread in the mountains of southeastern Australia and Tasmania and finds that the level of geographic structuring in T. l Lanceolata is similar to gravity dispersed southern hemisphere plants such as Nothofagus and Eucalyptus.
The Complete Chloroplast Genome of Chinese Bayberry (Morella rubra, Myricaceae): Implications for Understanding the Evolution of Fagales
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The phylogenetic relationships yielded by the complete genome sequences strongly support the placement of Myricaceae as sister to Juglandaceae and investigating the origin of domesticated Chinese bayberry.
Environmental niche modelling fails to predict Last Glacial Maximum refugia: niche shifts, microrefugia or incorrect palaeoclimate estimates?
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The LGM models under scenarios that allowed for a realistic level of rainfall failed to predict survival of the study species in refugia identified from genetic evidence, apart from those in perhumid western Tasmania.
Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Correa Andrews (Rutaceae) on the basis of nuclear and chloroplast DNA
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The phylogenies based on nuclear DNA should reflect species relations better than the chloroplast phylogeny in Correa, and a new subgeneric classification of the genus is proposed on the basis of the ITS-based phylogeny and morphology.
The major Australian cool temperate rainforest tree Nothofagus cunninghamii withstood Pleistocene glacial aridity within multiple regions: evidence from the chloroplast.
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Nothofagus cunninghamii withstood glacial aridity within multiple regions in apparently nonequable climates and contributes to a growing understanding of how the resilience of temperate species during glacial periods has shaped modern biota.
Whole chloroplast genome sequences of the Japanese hemlocks, Tsuga diversifolia and T. sieboldii, and development of chloroplast microsatellite markers applicable to East Asian Tsuga
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The high transferability of these loci, and the fact that all species contained loci with non-overlapping allele size ranges, indicates that these markers will be useful for genetic studies of all East Asian Tsuga species for investigating species boundaries, phylogeography and stand-level processes.
Palaeoendemic plants provide evidence for persistence of open, well-watered vegetation since the Cretaceous
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The environmental ranges of the remarkable palaeoendemic plants of Tasmania are determined to deduce whether they indicate the long-term persistence of particular environmental conditions, and patterns suggest the persistence since the Cretaceous of open vegetation in constantly moist areas with equable temperatures and few or no fires.
Low but structured chloroplast diversity in Atherosperma moschatum (Atherospermataceae) suggests bottlenecks in response to the Pleistocene glacials.
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This study provides evidence for past bottlenecks having impacted the chloroplast diversity of A. moschatum as a result of the species narrower climatic niche during glacials.
Maintenance of soil ecotypes ofSolidago virgaureain close parapatry via divergent flowering time and selection against immigrants
The often patchy distribution of serpentine geology can lead to abrupt changes in soil and microclimates. Thus, serpentine areas provide an ideal natural setting to understand how divergent selection
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